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        1.    David Bennett, Linguistic Association of Canada and the US, 2007


Message 1: Linguistic Association of Canada and the US, 2007
Date: 12-Nov-2006
From: David Bennett <dbsoas.ac.uk>
Subject: Linguistic Association of Canada and the US, 2007


Linguistic Association of Canada and the US, 2007
Short Title: LACUS Forum 34, 2007

Date: 24-Jul-2007 - 28-Jul-2007
Location: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Contact: Douglas Coleman
Contact Email: douglas.colemanutoledo.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.rice.edu/lacus/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Conference theme: 'Speech and Beyond' (emphasis on 'beyond').

Contributions are welcomed on: human-animal communication; animal-animal
communication; human communication in media other than speech and writing; the
uniqueness/nonuniqueness of human language; other aspects of communication
(including spoken and written).

Abstracts due by 20 January 2007.
Featured speakers include:

Linda Acredolo ('Signing with babies before they can talk: a window into the
infant mind');

Louis Herman ('Linguistic and cognitive skills of dolphins');
Irene Pepperburg ('Communicative and cognitive skills of African gray parrots');

Sydney Lamb ('Varieties of human and animal semiosis and their neurocognitive
basis').

For further information, including details relating to submission of abstracts,
see LACUS website.

The 2007 annual meeting of LACUS will be held at Eastern Kentucky University,
near Lexington, Kentucky, July 24-28. The program organizer is Douglas Coleman
(douglas.colemanutoledo.edu) and the local host is Sarah Tsiang
(sarah.tsiangeku.edu).

Conference theme: 'Speech and Beyond' (emphasis on 'beyond'). The venue relates
to this theme, as eastern Kentucky is horse country. The theme is intended to
include animal communication, including interspecies communication, especially
between humans and animals. An excursion is being planned to a demonstration of
horse communication (see LACUS website for further information).

Abstracts should be sent to Douglas Coleman by 20 January 2007.

Further information, including details on submission of abstracts, is posted on
the LACUS web site, at www.rice.edu/lacus/
(click on 'conferences').
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